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Go Green and Bright!

It's been another busy week for Rownhams - both at home and in school. We are so proud of our children and families and their achievements. Those of you at home have continued to engage so well with the adults online and those in school have really shown a positive attitude to learning. Three weeks of lockdown down - let's keep going!

We know that home learning is a real challenge and you busy mums, dads and carers out there are doing a truly wonderful job in juggling your own responsibilities, whilst supporting your children brilliantly. We are in awe of you and thank you for putting everything out there to keep the learning going!

Thank you for your continued support to keep our community safe. Thank you also for joining me in thanking my
team – no matter what their role – for everything they have done in keeping everything running as
smoothly as possible for the children. 

This term our school value focus is on ‘Love’. This is going to be an important value as we find our way through these darker times. It is difficult to show love ‘in-person’ at the moment so we must all find ways to do this from afar. What are you going to do to show love this week? Here’s a fun quote from Piglet and Pooh…

Piglet: "How do you spell 'love'?"
Pooh: "You don't spell it you feel it."

This week we have some learning from Year 3/4 and Year 1/2 to share.

Roman Writing and Bright Lights!

This week, Year 3/4 we have been writing non-chronological reports about the Romans in the form of Fact Files. The children have chosen their own topics to research and write about – creating booklets, posters or google slides. The work that has gone into this has been astounding! Consequently, we now know a huge range of incredibly interesting information about those Rampaging Romans!

Our class reading book, The Romans: Emperors, Gods and Dormice, is helping us with our reading skills and adding to our knowledge of the Romans. It has prompted us to think about what area of life the Romans would have a god of in 2021? – A god of the playstation? – A god of the park?

Maths this week has covered a range of multiplication and division methods including scaling and has included problems to do with money and food. Anyone interested in helping their mums and dads with online food shopping should be well equipped!

Exciting Electricity is our Science topic. Therefore, in school on Monday, we made circuits to determine what made a circuit complete or incomplete. We filmed our circuits to share our results with the children at home who then had to predict if they were complete or incomplete. We also had fun joining our circuits together to see what happened with more power to light our bulbs.

Thank you year 3/4 for working so hard – You’re a bunch of bright lights!

Year 1/2 Go Green!

Year 1/2 have, this week, gone green with these great examples of colour matching and colour mixing. Don’t they look great?

Year 5/6 bubble closed

Unfortunately, we have closed our Year 5/6 bubble due to a member of our team testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). We have sent out a letter to all of the children and staff in the bubble to notify them of the closure and to all of our families to keep you updated with the situation. If you have not seen it, please check your ParentMail.

From next week, we begin twice weekly staff testing as part of an asymptomatic testing programme, using lateral flow devices (LFD). The programme does not replace the current testing policy for those with symptoms. Anyone with symptoms (even if they recently had a negative LFD test result), will still self-isolate immediately according to government guidelines.

With this in place, we hope to avoid bubble closures, such as the one today.

We wish all of those who have now moved to remote learning good luck and we hope to see you online next week. We are also thinking of our key worker families from Year 5/6 at they look to support their children from home. I am sure you will also join me in wishing our team member a speedy recovery.

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